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Harz Mountains Steam - the jewel of Germany

A great Railtrail holiday to discover picturesque medieval towns and villages surrounded by a panoramic range of stunning mountains, romantic valleys, and fairytale woods - full of folklore, fascinating history, and superb steam trains.

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7 days from £1475

 

DEPARTS

Saturday 8 June 2024

Saturday 20 July 2024

Saturday 14 September 2024

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy the famous Harz Mountains steam railway, travel freely with our included 3-day Freedom of Harz Pass

  • Visit picturesque timber-framed ‘Hansel & Gretel’ towns

  • View pastoral landscapes and forests

  • Ride on the Schwebebahn ‘dingle-dangle’ railway

  • Explore the medieval town of Quedlinburg

  • Discover Wernigerode’s ‘fairytale’ castle

  • Stay in quality hotels in Wuppertal & Wernigerode

 

Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • 6 nights' bed, breakfast & evening meal plus 1 lunch

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

DAY 1

By Eurostar to Brussels and onward by high-speed train to Wuppertal for a welcome evening meal at the Fleming’s Express Hotel.

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DAY 2

An amazing and totally unique journey on Wuppertal’s century-old ‘space ships’ - the Schwebebahn elevated railway - before continuing to historic Wernigerode, the capital of the Harz Region, at the foot of the beautiful Harz Mountains.

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DAY 3

We board the Bimmelbahn road train to visit Wernigerode’s ‘fairytale’ castle perched high above the town. The afternoon is yours to stroll at leisure in the gardens, explore the marketplace, and see more of this lovely town.

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DAY 4

The sound of the powerful steam locomotive reverberates around the valley sides as we climb steeply, through deep forests, to the summit of Brocken Mountain formerly occupied by 2,000 Russian soldiers and spy cameras overlooking the border to the west. Today, it is a nature reserve, and we can enjoy the magnificent views in peace before returning by steam train to Wernigerode.

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DAY 5

By train to Quedlinburg for a magical, charming, rural journey by narrow-gauge steam train through the romantic Selke Valley to the small spa, hunting lodge town of Alexisbad, beloved by Hitler’s generals. After lunch we return by coach for a guided walking tour of the UNESCO protected and medieval town of Quedlinburg.

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DAY 6

A day of choice to relax and explore the traditional shops and cafés of Wernigerode, or to use your Harz Mountains Railway Pass and venture further by steam train. Perhaps cross the mountains north-south, with corkscrew turns, pastoral plateau landscapes, and deep thick pine forests with resident deer and wild boar.

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DAY 7

Bidding farewell to beautiful Wernigerode we return by high-speed train via Hanover, Cologne and Brussels, arriving back in London in the evening.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

HOTELS

Fleming’s Express Hotel, Wuppertal

This modern 4-star hotel puts you right in the centre of Wuppertal, close to the main station and just a short walk from the Schwebebahn ‘dingle-dangle railway’. The bedrooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi, tea/coffee making facilities, and a flat-screen TV. The hotel has a bar, restaurant, and fitness centre.

 

HKK Hotel, Wernigerode

This stylish 4-star hotel is ideally positioned close to the historic old town centre and the Wernigerode railway stations. The hotel offers well-equipped, comfortable bedrooms with TV and hairdryer. Enjoy local culinary delights in the buffet restaurant and relax in the Berliner Ziller bar. Leisure facilities at the hotel include a sauna, gym, and jacuzzi.

 

FARES

From London St Pancras International:

Standard Class rail travel to / from Germany, including Standard Class Eurostar

£1,475

Supplement for Standard Premier Eurostar upgrade return

£200

First Class rail travel to / from Germany, including Standard Premier Eurostar

£1,855

Join at Wuppertal & Leave at Wernigerode

£1,139

Single Traveller Supplement

£120

 

6 nights’ bed, breakfast & evening meal plus 1 lunch

Eurostar and rail travel to and from Germany in the class of your choice

All transfers, excursions & admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

Hotel Porterage

 

GUARANTEED FARE

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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